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Filmmaking

One of my favorite things as a kid was when we would visit my dad (very happy about their divorce - have the best step parents/sibbling and only mild abandonment issues but who doesn't) and he would take us to Value Video to rent the cheesiest, worst-looking, horror movie. Then we'd get candy, pop popcorn, and make a pallet on the floor to lay and watch. That mixed with my brother making me watch The Exorcist in third grade, my first loves being Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters and Jareth from Labyrinth, and me reciting Romeo's death speech to my stuffed animal in the mirror, has instilled a love for all types of horror and heart aching romance. 

With my creative partner, Verity Butler, we have created our production company - V&B Productions.

OUR VIBE

Death Becomes Her and Booksmart meets 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Eternal Sunshine meets 

Hereditary and It Follows.

Check out our mission and works in progress here!

Soiled Doves

A cinematic, character-driven, horror western TV series

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Co-created and Co-written w/ Verity Butler & Darby Kennerly 

Death Valley, 1887:  A group of diverse women in an isolated mining town will confront societal hardships, face ghosts from their pasts, and work together to defeat ancient evils. 

 

We have filmed a teaser at Paramount Ranch, a 13 episode web series in 

Joshua Tree, Big Bear and a one bedroom apartment (transformed into 8 different locations!), 

and raised $65,000 on Seed & Spark for a 6 day shoot in Yucca Valley.

(Check out our S&S campaign here)

 

Recently, we have rewritten the story to be more in line with our mission of telling ALL women's stories.​

Finding Keanu

A mockumentary short film 

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Co-written and Co-directed w/ Verity Butler

Two best friends searching in the desert for their guru - Keanu Reeves.

With just the two of us and our DP Sharmila Ray, we shot our film a month before the lockdown in Los Angeles, and our cheeky and heartfelt short has ended up being the perfect project that has helped get us through the pandemic.

Silverlake Afternoon

A slice of life short film

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Co-directed by Rebecca Holopter & Michael Osborne 

At 33, Michael’s doing something he's never done before - meeting up with another guy. Off Grindr. But what begins as an incredibly ill-advised midday hookup soon reveals itself to be the perfect primer for his new gay life.

 

Screened in over 30 film festivals, featured on Pride.com and Out.com, and distributed on Dekkoo.

30 Second RomCom

 A romantic comedy in 30 seconds

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Written & Directed by Rebecca Holopter

Amy has got to choose...Her cheating, high-school sweetheart or her handsome, high-school enemy...Will she follow her heart...

 

The 30 Second RomCom is one of 15 genre movies condensed into 30 seconds. The group of filmmakers behind these little but mighty films traded off positions from film to film; director, writer, producer, actor, wardrobe, make-up, etc. The films were featured in film festivals and collectively gained over 50k views on YouTube.